What Crazy Thing Did Emily Ratajkowski Just Do To Bring Attention To Politics?
With each passing day, politics become an increasingly polarizing issue. More and more people are using social media to speak out about their beliefs, and celebrities are no exception to this rule. Celebs constantly make waves by using their huge platforms to speak up about important, political, issues. Emily Ratajkowski just shocked fans by bringing attention to Alabama’s anti-abortion law in an unconventional way.
A model and an actress, Ratajkowski is no stranger to attention and has amassed a huge following on social media. On Instagram alone, Ratajkowski boasts a whopping 22.7 million followers. Many of the model’s posts are lighthearted in nature, but on Thursday she addressed her audience with a more serious political statement.
Emrata bares it all
Taking to her Instagram, the model wrote, “This week, 25 old white men voted to ban abortion in Alabama even in cases of incest and rape. These men in power are imposing their wills onto the bodies of women in order to uphold the patriarchy and perpetuate the industrial prison complex by preventing women of low economic opportunity the right to choose to not reproduce.” the actress stated.
Ratajkowski continued on to say, “The states trying to ban abortion are the states that have the highest proportions of black women living there. This is about class and race and is a direct attack on the fundamental human rights women in the US deserve and are protected by under Roe vs. Wade. Our bodies, our choice.”
This is not the first time the 27-year-old has used her platform to speak out about her political beliefs. The model has been quite vocal about Women’s rights in the past and has even been arrested for protesting Brett
Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Still, this particular post was bound to make waves despite Ratajkowski strategically covering up her body to prevent it from being considered a fully-nude picture.
Piers Morgan takes a jab
Though the post was well-received by many, earning over 2 million likes and 27,000 comments, it has also gotten its fair share of backlash. Most notably, Piers Morgan took a jab at the actress and model by reposting the image to his Twitter account. “Right message, ruined by such a dumb self-promoting photo,” he said.
This was not the first time Morgan took a shot at Ratajkowski for choosing to post nude photos. In fact, the pair have argued about the issue in the past. This time though, Morgan’s fans seemed to be split on his decision to call Ratajkowski out. Some argued that he missed the entire point of Ratajkowski’s post; men unfairly and unnecessarily policing women’s bodies.
The Naked Truth
No matter what your feelings about the post, it’s hard to argue that Ratajkowski’s point didn’t come across. Though this picture might be considered risque by some, it absolutely supports the argument that women should have the sole rights to their own bodies. Regardless of our emotions about the chosen picture to deliver her message, it’s hard not to support a confident woman choosing to use her body in whatever capacity she chooses.